Could a plan to turn the West Midlands into a national park transform the Black Country’s unlovely reputation, asks Wolverhampton native Stuart Jeffries
Urban paddleboarding may not have the glamour of the sport’s original home of Hawaii but in Birmingham one man is using it as a way of exploring the city centre and its industrial past from a new viewpoint
Birmingham’s diverse range of cuisines can be savoured without spending big bucks. Here – updating his 2009 guide to the city – Tony Naylor picks 10 inspirational indies where you can eat well for under £10 a head
What makes Birmingham special?